Northern News : February 2nd 2011
4 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 NEWS am369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pm Tide Movement and Height for Russell Fishing Calendar by Bill Hohepa Tide Data LINZ TIDE & WEATHER GUIDE 3 2 1 0 Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Weather Forecast for Northland m For the latest weather information including Weather Warnings Fine with westerlies. Fine with light winds. Cloudy periods. Little wind. Fine with light winds. Partly cloudy with little wind. Partly cloudy with not much wind. Showers with not much wind. 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It is ofen argued that new developments add to the ratng base and this provides Council with more income, this isnt quite the case. Rates cover the cost of maintenance on new infrastructure, not its capital build! Additonally Council is required each year via its Annual Plan to determine what amount of funding is required to manage its assets and this is divided out amongst all ratepayers in the district in a perfect world this would mean your slice of the pie would reduce but infaton and an increased asset base means we will always experience rate increases unless Council reduces its levels of services to you. Development contributons may be required if the eﬀects of growth mean Council must increase capacity in its infrastructure such as water, roading or sewerage for example or the increased populaton means that council will be required to provide additonal sportng or recreatonal facilites. The very nature of the beast means that growth pays for growth and therefore the funds are required to be spent where they are collected and where those demands exist. This is the reason that ratepayers have seen signifcant spends in Kerikeri in recent years. Kerikeri is our largest and fastest growing town and she has experienced signifcant growth. In partcular the demand for increased recreatonal facilites has resulted in the development of the BOI Regional sports centre and the Kerikeri Domain. With the eﬀects of the recession and a dramatc decrease in the amount of funding Council antcipated receiving many projects which have been signalled in the public arena for completon have now been either deferred or cancelled untl such tme as the economy improves and Councils books are showing growth in the development contributons fund. One other way of providing for community infrastructure is to borrow the funds with a targeted rate. This is where a defned group or community of interest agree to pay an additonal rate to cover a specifc item. This can be a very eﬀectve way for a community to achieve something they are passionate about such as individual street sealing or the Kerikeri mainstreet. To date Kerikeri is the only town that has paid for her own mainstreet makeover this way but this tool could be utlized anywhere in the district if a consensus is agreed to. with FNDC Councillor Ann Court T O P IX Paying for Growth 34550 Bladder Problems? 131 Lower Dent Street, Whangarei look for 'Riverside Women's Healthcare'in www.healthpoint.co.nz Leakage? Sick of wearing pads or having to hunt for toilets all the time? There are ways to improve this without surgery if you start early enough. If you have certain types of leakage, a short operation may be suitable if other methods have failed. If you also have prolapse, the surgery is more major but not everyone has to have surgery. Riverside Women's Healthcare is a full-time private gynaecology clinic in Whangarei, based in the Town Basin, run by women for women. Dr Rachel Moss can asses your type of problem and give you your options. If you do wish surgery she can arrange the preliminary tests required and then perform the surgery at Kensington Hospital. Ring 09-438 2188 for an appointment, or to talk to Maureen, the practice nurse, if you want more information about what is available and the costs involved. A GP referral is preferred but not essential Talk on pre-treaty era A free lecture on influences on the Treaty of Waitangi is being held at St Paul's Church, Marsden Rd in Paihia on February 4 at 7pm. The first of what is to be an annual lecture is being delivered by Caroline Fitzgerald, who will be talking about Te Wiremu -- Henry Williams: Early Years in the North. She will discuss the life of Henry Williams and the 20 years before the treaty. The letters he wrote to family near Notting- ham and the reports he wrote to the CMS head- quarters in London, give an eye witness account of life with Ngapuhi in the Bay of Islands and the many war expeditions he accompanied Ngapuhi on to the South between 1823 to 1840. The letters also give a biographical insight into his youth in the Royal Navy fighting both the French and Americans. There is no entry fee but a donation to help the museum project would be welcome. Aiming to improve Hands-on: The government will continue to monitor troubled Opononi Area School. By RICHARD EDMONDSON Making progress, but needs close supervision. That's how you might sum up Opononi Area School's efforts to deal with governance and management issues that forced the government to sack the board in 2008. Commissioner Chris Saunders says key staff appointments by new principal Christine Wood have improved the capa- bility of the teaching staff. The work of these people is now having a positive impact in the school.'' Mrs Wood has also raised the standard of teacher accountability since she took over from Tiere Moate in April 2009. She has overhauled the professional struc- ture of the school which will inevitably result in higher standards of teaching and learning.'' A new school uniform, extra senior school subjects and an increase in extracurricular activi- ties have boosted school morale and student engagement. The leadership is strong and firmly fo- cused on school improve- ment.'' But ill-feeling caused by former education min- ister Chris Carter's de- cision to replace the board with a commis- sioner has hampered attempts to rebuild re- lations with some sec- tions of the community. They felt it was unjust. They felt they were already going down a path where they were addressing issues at the school, so there was a lot of shame and possibly a loss of mana.'' The school has more work ahead before it is ready to govern itself. A six-member board of trustees, including four government-appointed trustees, will replace Mr Saunders when he leaves at the end of term one. Appointed trustees with the requisite abil- ities will contribute to stable governance. This is vital given the period of difficulty the school has experienced.'' Education Minister Anne Tolley will appoint the trustees who will govern the school with two elected parent rep- resentatives and one staff representative. The qualities needed for the job will be deter- mined by community consultation.'' It is likely the minister will appoint a limited statutory manager to replace Mr Saunders who took over from Dennis Finn as com- missioner in October 2009. The ministry will probably want some reduced form of inter- vention for a limited period of time while the new board settles in.'' Mr Saunders is confi- dent the school is on the road to recovery, despite the need for continued ministry intervention. The school is moving in the right direction. However there is still a bit of baggage and that needs to be cleared up.'' An Omapere parent who has had children at the school since 2006 says management has improved since Christine Wood became principal. However, the school's relationship with the wider community is not as strong as it could be. Chris has had lots of community discussions and reports back to the community about what's happening, but turnouts at those haven't been high.'' Great talent at beachfront show Four rising singing stars will take part in the show on the treaty grounds beachfront stage with two of New Zealand's musical icons -- Dame Malvina Major and Ray Woolf on February 5. Jordan Westerlund, Lucy Shand, Tania Priebs and Daniel Morrison, all pupils of Kerikeri music teacher Carol Maher, will to show the skills that have already gained them praise shows throughout the country. Daniel has also been a regular performer in Treaty Grounds shows during the past three years. Dame Malvina will sing songs from the shows and other well- loved favourites. The show will be co-hosted by veteran entertainer Ray Woolf, who is appearing with the Mike Walker Trio. Dame Malvina will conclude the concert with favourite arias. Along with sport as a central theme for our celebrations this year at Waitangi, we are also delighted to present our emerging, local singing talent alongside two of New Zealand's most-loved singers and entertainers,'' Treaty Grounds chief executive Jeanette Richardson says.
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